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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
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Fun in the trees!

We've been to several Treetop Adventure courses and found our experience at Go Ape to be among the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Mark125
Challenge Yourself to Try Something New

I'd never been to Go Ape before, but had seen it on visits to Lake Needwood and wanted to challenge... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Emily K
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It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tarzan swing” (13 reviews)
“zip lining” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We've been to several Treetop Adventure courses and found our experience at Go Ape to be among the best. We booked for 10am on a March Monday and were pleasantly surprised to have the entire course to ourselves!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I'd never been to Go Ape before, but had seen it on visits to Lake Needwood and wanted to challenge myself to give it a try. I was apprehensive when I finally signed up because I wasn't sure how I'd feel once I got up...More

Thank Emily K
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GoApeUSA, Group Sales Representative at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Emily, Thank you for taking the time to review our course at Rock Creek! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the skateboard zip -- it's a personal favorite of mine as well. We hope to see you on the course again for future adventures...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Go Ape is located near Lake Needwood in Derwood, MD. The course is scheduled for 3 hrs. Small groups are informed about safety and then watched from the ground as they enter each of 6 gates, climb the ladder, follow instructions, cross a bridge and...More

Thank Joyce R
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GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Joyce, Thanks for the thoughtful and informative review of your Go Ape adventure! We're so glad to hear that you had a great time and had the chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We do hope to see you out in the trees again!...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went here with my wife for her birthday and had a blast. Very safe and the staff provides outstanding instruction on the use of the equipment prior to going on the course. If you like climbing and zip-lining then definitely check this place out. We...More

Thank Deryck L
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GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Deryck, Thanks for taking the time to review your Go Ape adventure. We're so honored that you and your wife decided to share her birthday with us and we're so glad to hear that you had a great time! We do hope to see...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been to GoApe at-least 5 times with different people. It's ideally located inside Rock Creek Park. I would suggest using the Avery Road directions if possible the event is very close to the entrance and Avery Road. Lots of free parking and bathrooms. To...More

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GoApeUSA, Marketing Team at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Fitness_Guru_8, You've won our monthly ticket giveaway for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Please email social@goape.com to claim your tickets. See you in the trees! - CT

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had a good time. I would recommend going early. The way it is designed at this location it gets backed up quickly and your having to wait to go up each section plus waiting to complete the course. Other than that it was a good...More

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GoApeUSA, Guest Relations Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Daniel, Thanks for taking the time to review your Go Ape adventure! We're so glad to hear that you had a great time, but certainly understand your concern regarding wait time. This is something we are constantly working to improve and we will continue...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I am 83years old and took 2 of my graduating female trumpet students on this treetop adventure. (This was my 5th adventure--I love it!!!) Go Ape was the best one so far. I really enjoyed the Tarzan swing at the beginning and end as well...More

Thank Gloria M
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Loads of fun, very safe even for first times. Teenagers love it & they still can't keep up with me. This trip was for a 15th birthday party - boys & girls. Every one loved it & want to do it again.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

I am 67 years old and went on this adventure during our annual Father's Day camp out with my 2 sons and 4 grandsons. Although I am in good health, I am certainly not a he-man. Yet, I found this adventure to be very pleasurable...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Big family went as a birthday surprise for one of the teens. Some of us are a little afraid of heights so there was some anxiety about this activity. The training is thorough and if you don't want to fall and get injured you had...More

Thank Linda M
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13 May 2018|
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Response from GoApeUSA | Property representative |
Hey there, Yes, we still have a few spots available for today (5/14)! Specific availability (dates and times) can be found through the booking process on our website. We hope to see you soon! Cheers, JK
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Rachael H
21 July 2017|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
if you are definitely afraid of the heights regardless of whether or not you're connected you will still not enjoy the experience. But yes you are connected at all times but I think it will be deeply uncomfortable for... More
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Alan G
1 July 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
No please don't leave the dog in the car! It's way too hot. Unfortunately there is no on site dog sitting service. Go Ape near DC is in the middle of Rock Creek Park so acres of nature. The "office" is a rustic cabin with a... More
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